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Beam Me Up to Mount Everest

Paul Cole has recorded Part One of my story 'The English Dead' for his latest 'Beam Me Up' podcast (#443). The reading starts at about 45m30s. Paul also talks about the story (and its "very good" writer <blush>) in his opening monologue.

Podcast

Paul has gone to the trouble of incorporating appropriate background sounds for his reading of this SF/mountaineering story.

Part Two of 'The English Dead' will be presented in a future podcast. I can't wait to hear it.

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Radio Radio

I've recently heard from Paul Cole that he wants to podcast my mountain-climbing SF story 'The English Dead' for his Beam Me Up show on WRFR lp/fm Rockland ME.

That will be my first story to be podcast -- and my first acceptance (other than royalty-paying reprints on QuarterReads) in a very long time.

The English Dead was originally published in Hub 36 (2007).

I'll let you know when the podcast is available.
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QuarterReads

Whether you're a reader or writer (or both), you might want to take a look at QuarterReads, especially if e-books aren't your thing.

For the reader, QuarterReads provides on-line access to nearly 900 short stories, poems, essays and memoirs, from 220+ authors, many of whom will be familiar to DW/LJ folk. There are award-winners and nominees publishing and reprinting their work on QuarterReads. A $5 payment buys you 20 reads, hence the site's name. You can read the opening of any piece for free. Each week, one story is made free to read; it is accessible to anyone who visits the site. This week Cat Rambo has a free story, which is promoting the publication of her first novel.

For the writer, QuarterReads offers an outstanding royalty rate (88%) plus a tip-jar for each story. And yes, you do get do paid. I'm closing in on the threshold for my second $10 payment. Some other authors are doing a lot better than that. Please note, however, that QuarterReads only accepts pieces containing less than 2000 words.

If you're interested in reading my work on QuarterReads, then you'll find a full list with links and teasers on my website's dedicated page, or you can head straight there. You will need to set up an account to read my thirteen stories and memoirs in full.



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Moondust Memories for only £0.99!

PSA for UK readers:

The Kindle edition of my SF collection Moondust Memories is only £0.99 to purchase from Amazon.co.uk until midnight on 18 February.

"The tell-tale sign of great speculative fiction is that you are still thinking about it days after you finish reading. This has been the case for me with Moondust Memories. Highly recommended." (Dylan S. Hearn, from his 5* review on Amazon.co.uk)

"In summary, 'Moondust Memories' is a rewarding read in the best possible way. A wonderful collection of thought-provoking and challenging stories that you will enjoy whether you're a fan of sci-fi or not." (Paul Laville
, from his 5* review on Amazon.co.uk).



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My new ebook, Family Tree, is now available to purchase from all the usual online outlets, e.g. Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, iTunes (US), iTunes (UK), etc. For a full set of author books links, please visit the Books page of my website.

This SF story was originally published in Helix (2008). If you enjoyed my Alternate Apollos ebook, you'll likely enjoy this one too. The theme is the importance of teaching and teaching, a subject dear to my heart for lots of reasons.



The cover is by my good friend, Tony Hughes.

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2014 and all that

I've written a brief writer's year's summation blog post on my website. It may be of interest to those folk who are interested in that kind of thing...

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New ebook: Family Tree

I have a new ebook available for pre-ordering.

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Family Tree is a story that's very close to my heart. Originally published in 2008 (in Helix #7), in part it's a what-if about the Apollo programme, but mostly it's about the importance of teachers. I think Family Tree will resonate with a lot of readers.

This ebook will be released simultaneously in Kindle and epub formats on January 5th, 2015. However, it is available to pre-order now, from Amazon and Smashwords (iTunes, Kobo, B&N soon). UK/EU readers can pay less VAT if they pre-order Family Tree before January 1st.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Tree-Vaughan-Stanger-ebook/dp/B00QSAW6JE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418142064&sr=1-1&keywords=Vaughan+Stanger

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Vaughan-Stanger-ebook/dp/B00QSAW6JE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418142004&sr=1-1&keywords=Vaughan+Stanger&pebp=1418142007915

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/500188
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Moondust Memories a pound a go

The Kindle edition of my SF collection Moondust Memories is available to purchase from Amazon.co.uk for just £0.99 (plus VAT) from today until midnight on 20 November. It's been price-matched down to $1.57 on Amazon.com.



Review quotes for Moondust Memories:

"The tell-tale sign of great speculative fiction is that you are still thinking about it days after you finish reading. This has been the case for me with Moondust Memories. Highly recommended."
(Dylan Hearn)

"In summary, 'Moondust Memories' is a rewarding read in the best possible way. A wonderful collection of thought-provoking and challenging stories that you will enjoy whether you're a fan of sci-fi or not." (Paul Laville).

(Full reviews here.)
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PSA

Due to security concerns, I've replaced all the shortened URL links on my website with direct links to the appropriate webpages.

Obviously, it's not practical to remove all such links in my posts, but I will delete the most recent examples on here, likewise on LJ and FB, also tweets.

(It's been a fun few days...)

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Supply and Demand in the Post-War Economy

Daily Science Fiction has just published my flash-length SF story 'Supply and Demand in the Post-War Economy'.
http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/humor/vaughan-stanger/supply-and-demand-in-the-post-war-economy

Stories published at Daily Science Fiction are free to read.

(If you'd like to read this story's two prequels, the links to them are on my web-site, www.vaughanstanger.com)

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Infrequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who the hell are you?
A1. I'm a British writer of SF stories and occasionally slipstream fantasy.

Q2. Where can I read your stories?
A2. There are several ebooks available for Kindle, from Amazon. Or if you want to buy a collection in dead tree format, please click the AnthologyBuilder link.

Q3. How long have you been setting yourself homework?
A3. Hard at it since '97.

Q4. So when's the novel due?
A4. I'm *still* working on the second draft.

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